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Old 04-27-2008, 09:07 AM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

I have to say I don't rate Happy Finish at all. Their last attempt at retouching the Harvey Nic's campaign was pretty poor. I agree with you Mark, there are a lot more people out there now with Photoshop knowledge, but from my experience with with quite a few new freelancers working in London now knowledge and raw skills do not come hand in hand. I think this line of work still offers great financial rewards for those with natural artistic skills.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:38 AM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

I never really said I didn't rate them, not all of them anyway. My phrase "basic skills" does not refer to Photoshop skills only. Its the easiest bit to learn that side.

"this line of work still offers great financial rewards for those with natural artistic skills." yes and LUCK, like being offered a job as scanner operator at Metro, at exactly the right time and place. And not being asked to sign a "i will not steal your clients" clause
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:47 AM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

Sorry Mark. I didn't mean you not rating them, that is my opinion. I was referring to your comment about there being more people with photoshop knowledge. And yes you're right luck and timing plays a huge part. Again sorry for any misunderstanding. Where do you work in London if you don't mind me asking, we may have crossed paths at some stage!!
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:30 AM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

My friend started at Metro a few months back (after leaving Spring Studios) he says they are trying to retain some of the lost work and build up the business again.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:25 PM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

I am a photographer/retoucher and I am self-taught at everything! I've been at this for the past 1.8 years (I'll be 2 this mid-summer 2008).

I've read up books on entry level retouching and I know the controls of photoshop inside and out.

The rest is all experimenting.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:37 PM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

I want to intern under you. =)

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I don't think you need to have a 4 year degree to retouch. Or even a 2 year degree. You have good experience as a photographer which is a plus. ANd having an eye for what you are going for is always helpful.

Your best bet is to find a person (company) who is experienced to take you on as a intern. There are plenty out there, and some in Canada also. I can give you the name of someone I respect as a creative and retoucher there if you'd like.

Some people will do this through the internet for you also. I have helped people out from a huge number of countries and those with natural talent have gone on to have great retouching careers. Not because I told them what to do but I was there to answer their questions and point them in a good direction. Everyone has their own style though.

Chris
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:40 AM
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Ronald, I'd like to intern under you.
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I want to intern under you. =)
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:44 AM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

Anyone by chance heard of cdiabu.edu? They've opened up a new campus in DC as well. Not sure of their value.

Also, I'd like to find a school in the UK to study at for a while, so if anyone would happen to know of any, I'd love to hear your suggestions, opinions, etc.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:45 AM
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Re: Specific Schools for Fashion Retouching

I've spent my last year in photography school at a guy in London. One of the retouchers we use actually employ freelancers and at some point mentioned that she needed another guy.
I did some freelance at her place when my boss didn't have any work for me. She's quite good and efficient and a super nice person

Check out her site and write an email or something... working IN the business beats any school any day... IMO.
Needless to say I have boosted my PS skills a lot by spending time with her.

Her site:
www.darkroomdigital.co.uk
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It made my day that's for sure!! Thank you for sharing!
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